National Engineers Week Celebration

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • February 16-22, 2020
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free with Museum admission.

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Featured Activities:

Society of Women Engineers
Plaza of Innovation | February 21, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join student engineers from the Society of Women Engineers of the University of Michigan - Dearborn. Explore how acoustics, vibration and pitch impact sound by creating a harmonica.

Michigan Department of Transportation
Plaza of Innovation | February 21 & 22 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Join engineers from MDOT to build & test your own bridge.

Kettering University
Plaza of Innovation | February 21 & 22 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come experience autonomous vehicle technology in a tabletop size. Draw your own track for vehicles to follow and learn about sensors.

SAE – A World in Motion
Plaza of Innovation | February 21 & 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join engineers from General Motors and Bosch to make simple hands on projects that easily show Newton's Laws of Motion, Gravity, drag, friction, velocity and acceleration. Projects are based on SAE A World in Motion primary challenges.

Elijah: The Real McCoy
Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915. Your imagination will travel through eight decades as you discover why his life and work remain an inspiration to this day, and how one of his 57 patents got trains into the station ahead of time.

Corliss Steam Engine Demonstration
Generating 300 horsepower, it served more than 60 years as the central source of power for some dozen independent workshops in Providence. Learn how ingenuity was used to create an optimized power source.

Make Something: Saturdays
Explore the many uses of Soy, an alternative protein, promoted by George Washington Carver. Use your scientific skills to make a homemade crayon from natural pigments.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.50
General Admission (12-61) Free $25.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.75
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 22 & 23, 2020 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.

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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 22 & 23, 2020 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.
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Corliss Steam Engine Demonstration

| 1:30 p.m.

Generating 300 horsepower, this 1859 Corliss steam engine served more than 60 years as the central source of power for some dozen independent workshops in Providence. Learn how ingenuity was used to create an optimized power source. Watch it run!

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Corliss Steam Engine Demonstration

| 1:30 p.m.

Generating 300 horsepower, this 1859 Corliss steam engine served more than 60 years as the central source of power for some dozen independent workshops in Providence. Learn how ingenuity was used to create an optimized power source. Watch it run!
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Tinker Hack Invent Saturdays

Make Something Saturdays

September 7, 2019 - May 16, 2020 (Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!

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Make Something Saturdays

September 7, 2019 - May 16, 2020 (Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!
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